Events, Meetings & Announcements


ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 21 - Rosa Burney Park - 3pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 21, the mobile will be at Rosa Burney Park from 3-5:30pm. See you there!

Blue Heron Nature Preserve's Holiday Open House

Nov. 22 - Blue Heron Nature Preserve - 4pm

This holiday celebration at Blue Heron Nature Preserve will feature an art gallery featuring pieces from Sally Eppstein and Gail Koornick. The festivities start with refreshments at our art opening at 4pm - come meet the artists and shop at the mini-holiday market! A percentage of all sales will support the Preserve. There will be something for everyone at the open house - bring the entire family! This is a FREE event. For more information, call 404-345-1008.

American Chestnut Planting with South Fork Conservancy

Nov. 22 - Confluence Trail - 9am

Help the South Fork Conservancy reintroduce the American Chestnut to its native environment! After being extinct for almost 100 years due to the asian blight, the American Chestnut Foundation has created a blight-resistant hybrid seed, thereby enabling the American Chestnut to stand tall once again. Join us Saturday morning from 9am-12pm as Mark Stoakes from the Chestnut Foundation guides us through the process of planting American Chestnut saplings along the Confluence Trail of the South Fork. For more information and to sign up, visit the South Fork Conservancy page

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 22 - English Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 22, the mobile will be at English Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

ATL Parks & Rec PLAY MOBILE

Nov. 23 - Piedmont Park - 1pm

The Play Mobile brings structured activities, sports and games to parks with a focus on neighborhoods without a static recreation center. The Play Mobile creates an interactive and fresh air atmosphere that encourages children to go outside and play and will have a variety of organized sports (ring toss, sack races, kickball, soccier, table tennis and more!) and traditional activities such as board games, card games, and pogo sticks! On November 23, the mobile will be at Piedmont Park from 1-4pm. See you there!

Playing with Shadows on PATH400

Nov. 25 - PATH400 - 5pm

Livable Buckhead wants to showcase your creativity along PATH400. The design challenge is simple. You create a cool design. They will cut it out of a big sheet of metal and hang it vertically, allowing sunlight to come through the cutouts and "throw" the shadow from your design across the path's floor. How cool?! Entries will only be accepted from K-5th grade students who reside in or attend elementary school in Buckhead, including all private and public schools. For more information about rules and design submission, download the application form HERE.

Thanksgiving Trail Tour with the South Fork Conservancy

Nov. 28 - South Fork - 10am

Getting a little stuffy in the house? Is grandma giving you a hard time? South Fork Conservancy has the solution! Bring the family out for a trail tour with a member of the South Fork staff. These crisp fall days are ideal times to take a tour and a perfect way to show off this neat neck of the woods to the family. There are only have ten spots available per tour so make sure you sign up today!

Thanksgiving Trail Tour with the South Fork Conservancy

Nov. 30 - South Fork - 10am

Getting a little stuffy in the house? Is grandma giving you a hard time? South Fork Conservancy has the solution! Bring the family out for a trail tour with a member of the South Fork staff. These crisp fall days are ideal times to take a tour and a perfect way to show off this neat neck of the woods to the family. There are only have ten spots available per tour so make sure you sign up today!

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Dec. 5 - Southface Eco Office - 7:30am

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. This month's focus will be "A Local Perspective on Climate Change, " where discussion will focus on the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC)'s recently completed study that developed a basic greenhouse gas inventory from residential electricity usage and automobile travel at a neighborhood level. For more information about this month's SART and to register, visit the Southface website.

2014 Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K

Dec. 6 - Stoveworks - 10am

The Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 10K is a run/walk showcasing the new Eastside Trail which winds through Inman Park, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Poncey Highland, and Virginia Highland. Participants will also travel an off-road stretch of the BeltLine corridor and a jaunt through Piedmont Park! Also be sure to check out the details of the Tailgate and Neighborhood Challenges! For more info and to register, visit the Eastside 10K registration page.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Dec. 6-Tanyard Creek & Cathedral Woods-9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

PARC Meeting

Dec. 11 - Piedmont Park - 7:30am

On the second Thursday of every month at 7:30am, Park Pride brings together community leaders and park advocates from throughout Atlanta for education, networking, strategy and to support each other in efforts to improve our parks and our park system. This month, we'll meet at the Piedmont Park Conservancy Community Center, next to Willy's on Piedmont Ave, just before the entrance gate at 12th St. We hope you'll join us! 

Third Annual Seed and Scion Swap

Jan. 24 - Decatur Rec. Center - 10:30am

Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to celebrate National Seed Swap Day with the Wylde Center, Park Pride, the City of Atlanta and Slow Food Atlanta on Saturday, January 25, 2015, at the Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore Street). This free event is from 10:30am to 1:30pm. For more information, please visit the Wylde Center's website.

NEXT SOUTH

Feb. 27 - Biltmore - 8am

Generation Green and the Georgia Conservancy present NEXT SOUTH - the largest all-day conference and career fair dedicated to inspiring and impowering young leaders seeking futures in sustainability and corporate responsobility. Cost is just $20 - register today!

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!